The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress By Robert A. Heinlein
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress is a 1966 science fiction novel by American author Robert A. Heinlein about a lunar colony’s revolt in opposition to absentee rule from Earth. The novel expresses and discusses libertarian beliefs. Robert A. Heinlein was essentially the most influential science fiction author of his period, an affect so giant that, as Samuel R. Delany notes, “fashionable critics trying to wrestle with that affect discover themselves coping with an object slightly just like the sky or an ocean.” He received the Hugo Award for greatest novel 4 instances, a report that also stands. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress was the final of those Hugo-winning novels, and it’s extensively thought of his best work.
It’s a story of revolution, of the rebel of the previous Lunar penal colony in opposition to the Lunar Authority that controls it from Earth. It’s the story of the disparate individuals–a pc technician, a vigorous younger feminine agitator, and an aged tutorial–who turn out to be the insurgent motion’s leaders. And it’s the story of Mike, the supercomputer whose sentience is thought solely to this interior circle, and who for causes of his personal is dedicated to the revolution’s final success.
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is likely one of the excessive factors of contemporary science fiction, a novel bursting with politics, humanity, ardour, progressive technical hypothesis, and a agency perception within the pursuit of human freedom.
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is the winner of the 1967 Hugo Award for Finest Novel.